Craft of Poetry: Couplet

Learn about how the couplet is used in poetry—what it is used for and how to construct one of your own. There are many different forms of the couplet and even more variations based on the line length and meter. Types included in this site are the short, split, Heroic, Alexandrine and Qasida. Each form includes a description and an example in order for you to write one of your own. Learn how couplets work independently and within a poem. Although many couplets can be fused to create a unified work, each one should be a powerful and thought-provoking work on its own.

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